"I'm here today to tell you that we have that person in custody and the community has been very, very helpful and working with us around these issues so I want to thank them for that," said Interim Seattle Police Chief Harry Bailey.
The suspect, Matalepuna Malu, surrendered peacefully after he was spotted by Assistant Chief Nick Metz standing outside the Public Safety Building in Seattle Sunday evening.
"I happened to be going into the Public Safety Building, he was standing outside," Metz said. "(I) assumed he was preparing to turn himself in. I recognized him from the bulletin... he confirmed who he was and took him into custody without any incident."
The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. in the 500 block of 29th Ave. South. Witnesses called 911 to report multiple shots fired.
"I heard a pop and then I heard what sounds like 5 or 6 pops after that -- pop, pop, pop," said Aaron Roberts.
When officers arrived a minute later, they found two young men lying dead in the street.
The two victims have not been identified.
The murders are the fourth fatal shooting in this area since April, and there have been several more in nearby neighborhoods. Seattle Interim Police Chief Harry Bailey was back in Leschi Sunday speaking to neighbors about the crime.
"If you want to come to Seattle and shoot up the city, I intend to use every resource I have and federal resources to make sure that they stop," Bailey said.
And Assistant Police Chief Nick Metz says they are still looking into whether the Sunday murders were connected to the earlier shootings.
"We can't say right now if this incident last night had a direct correlation with the other incidents it's definitely in our radar," Metz said.
Both Bailey and Metz say they hope their presences there and a strong community effort will begin to turn the tide in a neighborhood that wants no more violence.
"Whenever we have these kinds of problems we are going to try and get out ahead of it," Bailey said. "If we can at first and we are going to make sure from chief's office all the way down to the foot beat that we're putting every effort that we can into making this a safe city."